TNUSSP works across the full cycle of sanitation to effect infrastructure improvements while establishing an enabling environment for safe sanitation for all through multistakeholder action.
- TNUSSP has supported GoTN in adoption of a State Investment Plan to establish safe sanitation across 663 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) covering a population of nearly 25 Million. It is working with GoTN to set up 61 FSTPs across the State and providing support to enable co-treatment at 50 existing STPs to optimise treatment capacities. These 111 treatment plants (61 FSTPs and 50 STPs) cover a population of nearly 14 Million through clustering.
- To promote and secure the sustained usage of the treatment facilities, TNUSSP has also helped develop and institutionalise mechanisms in the form a Memorandum of Understanding between ULBs and a Standard License Agreement for private desludging operators in the State.
- TNUSSP seeks to positively impact public health and WASH practices across urban communities at state, city and town panchayat levels, through:
- Establishing sites of learning and simultaneously scaling initiatives with institutional buy-in from the Government;
- Government Orders to implement construction and operationalise governance mechanisms that enable the utilisation of shared treatment
facilities and ensure safe disposal of fecal sludge (G.O. No.88, G.O. No.12 and G.O. (2D) 35);
- Working with communities and non-government players for efficient FSM delivery across the FCS;
- Greater awareness of FSM, WASH and MHM through behaviour change communication & campaigns and capacity building for key FSM stakeholders; and
- Empowerment of multiple stakeholders across the FCS including health camps, improvement of safety and social security for sanitation workers,gender sanitation inclusion activities, strengthening livelihoods and best practices for service delivery.